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Tim Tebow gave a sick teen the trip of a lifetime

Tim Tebow Gives Sick Virginian Teen The Trip of a Lifetime

Former NFL football Tim Tebow gave a sick Virginian teen the trip of a lifetime.

18-year-old Haley Burke has been battling Ehlers-danlos syndrome, an inherited connective tissue disorder, since she was 15 and has dreamed of meeting former Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. She reached out to the Tim Tebow Foundation W15H Program, and they turned that dream into a reality.



Burke and her family were flown out to Scottsdale, Arizona and where she was greeted by the 27-year-old. Over the course of a four day stay, she was given an aerial tour of the Grand Canyon, enjoyed a day at a spa, got to throw out the first pitch during an Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game, and had a training session with Tebow.

But it seems it was Tebow who got the most out of the experience. He told People, "They're amazing. The entire time i was with them, i was so inspired by their strength and courage in facing every day and every struggle with a positive attitude."

Tebow, a devout Christian, says the Tim Tebow Foundation is one of the most important things in his life because it allows him to improve the lives of people all around the world. In addition to the W15H Program, his foundation has built children's hospitals in countries all around the world.

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leslie August 27 2014 at 1:10 PM

This had to hurt AOL/Hufpo to give a decent guy some ink time!

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pets0my2000 leslie August 27 2014 at 3:40 PM

so true Leslie, since AOL/HUFPo are so obsessed with the KarTrashians.

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Barb leslie August 27 2014 at 7:12 PM

I am blown away by them finally recognize someone like Tim Tebow

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Bill August 27 2014 at 1:01 PM

In spite of his religious beliefs...and the atheist, agnostic media...Tebow is a success as a man, which is far more important than being just a football player! His foundation has founded hospitals for children around the world. He didn't need a law suit to build his character or a politically correct slogan to advance his stature!

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kscorp16 August 27 2014 at 1:51 PM

You Rock Tim, The World Needs Alot More Of Your Kind. Keep Up Your Good Work. X.O.

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hglauser August 27 2014 at 1:58 PM

This man is a class act. Hope he will get his break in the NFL, they need more people like him.

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zrsz1 August 27 2014 at 1:38 PM

I always liked tebow as a person and as football player. he was great in college, gets to the nfl and all of a sudden can't play??, the jets and the media ruined his career, and mark sanchez's too. he's a class act, always made fun of when he knelt down to pray, but nobody makes fun of these black athletes that say I want to thank my lord and savior jesus Christ,,,and then go home and beat the crap out of their wife or girlfriend.

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Pat August 27 2014 at 2:34 PM

Maybe one day the media will celebrate Tim like they celebrate the gay NFL player. It's such a shame that christianity is put down by the media! Tim is a class act!

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JIM ISHOO August 27 2014 at 1:21 PM

In this day and age there aren't that many people like Tebow. He is a very nice and humble person.

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tb585 August 27 2014 at 3:35 PM

What a great human being. Tim is a person who actually understands that although it is nice to be important it is much more important to be nice.

Congrats to his parents who have raised a child who has made the world a better place.

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theemovado tb585 August 27 2014 at 9:29 PM

I really like Tim Tebow, but how has he made the world a better place? Just asking.

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buddyofchloes theemovado August 27 2014 at 9:56 PM

Checkout the Tim Tebow Wish Foundation.

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Steve tb585 August 28 2014 at 12:00 AM

theemovado...can you not read?

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kimcrdr August 27 2014 at 2:07 PM

Tim Tebow is a wonderful man, a class act he is with a wonderful foundation, wishing Ms. Haley all the best in the world!

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arklinepgh kimcrdr August 28 2014 at 12:57 AM

Imagine that....an Evangelical Christian man doing great things for others. That has to really sting Huffpo to report this....given they have tried to embarrass him in the past.

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Hi Gary August 27 2014 at 12:57 PM

Now theres a guy with class!! He sets the standard for being a positive role model.

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carahere1 Hi Gary August 27 2014 at 1:07 PM

Maybe one day he will have the strength to come put like Michael Sam did.

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rodshiley71 carahere1 August 27 2014 at 1:57 PM

Hardly. You'll have to find a boyfriend elsewhere.

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dpj1959 carahere1 August 27 2014 at 7:48 PM

Don't look now but your inner closet is showing.

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davidt33499 Hi Gary August 28 2014 at 11:42 AM

carahere1 - You make no sense. Typical of such a statement.

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